noun min·now \ˈmi-(ˌ)nō\

: a very small fish that is often used as bait to catch larger fish

plural minnows also minnow

Full Definition of MINNOW

a :  a small cyprinid, killifish, or topminnow
b :  any of various small fish that are less than a designated size and are not game fish
:  a live or artificial minnow used as bait

Origin of MINNOW

Middle English menawe; akin to Old English myne minnow, Old High German munewa, a kind of fish
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with MINNOW

MINNOW Defined for Kids


noun min·now \ˈmi-nō\

Definition of MINNOW for Kids

:  a small freshwater fish (as a shiner) related to the carp
:  a fish that looks like a true minnow


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